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Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan (CEC) conducted its session headed by Mr. Mazahir Panahov

30.08.2008


Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan (CEC) conducted its session headed by Mr. Mazahir Panahov on August 30, 2008.

Firstly, session minutes adopted by CEC, dated on August 16, August 18, August 20 and August 23, 2008 were approved.

Later, Mr. Natig Mammadov, CEC Secretary reported on the registration of Igbal Fehruz oghlu Aghazade nominated by Azerbaijan "Umid” Party. He stated that signature sheets containing more than 40 thousands voters’ signatures collected in support of the nominated candidate and the documents to be attached to them were submitted to the CEC by the authorized representative of the party on August 22, 2008. Election documents submitted for the registration of the candidate were checked by the experts of the Working Group at Commission. Relevant investigation was conducted in time and case defined by legislation and bases were determined for the registration of the candidate. CEC adopted decision on the registration of Ibal Fehruz oghlu Aghazade as a candidate in Presidential Elections of the Republic of Azerbaijan, appointed on October 15, 2008.CEC approved the candidacies of Aliyar Gurbaneli oghlu Safarli and Mubariz Tofig oghlu Allahverdiyev, nominated on their own initiatives.At the session, the issue on the number and rule for preparing final protocols of election commission was considered. CEC decided that related to Presidential Elections of the Republic of Azerbaijan, appointed on October 15, 2008, protocols of relevant election commissions on the voting results shall be successively one-by-one numbered pursuant to format and texts of the samples defined by CEC, as well as the number of current electoral bodies, their series shall be indicated, each copy of them shall be in the form of booklet of carbonized paper in different colors and shall consist of 3 copies, as well as 30 unnumbered and uncarbonized papers shall be prepared in the press of the Apparatus of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan for each election commission. The issue on the text, format and rule for preparing the notification on informing the voters on the place and time of the voting was also put under discussion of the Commission. Commission approved the text and format of these notifications and decided that number of the notifications on informing voters on the place and time of the voting shall be defined as 5000000 and prepared at the press of the Apparatus of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan.CEC made amendments in the compositions of some Con.ECs.At the session, current issues were also considered. At the CEC session, representatives of IFES (the USA) and mass media also took part.